CyBelle Barthelmess, Ed.D. (ABD)

Adjunct Profesor, Department of Sociology, TESOL, and Modern Languages

Phone: (626) 815-3844
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CyBelle R. Barthelmess, Ed.D. (Cand.), is an adjunct faculty member within the Global Studies department and Diversity Fellow for the Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree with APU’s Ed.D. Higher Education in Leadership program. She has worked in Student Affairs and taught undergraduates from around the globe for over a decade. Her courses have included intercultural communications, interpersonal communications, comparative religious studies, cultural anthropology, community development, contemporary ethical issues, and youth ministry. Her adoration for college students and their development of identity, intellect, intercultural competence, and faith formation has been demonstrated throughout her twelve years in higher education and her strong commitment towards social and racial justice.


  • Ed.D. (Cand.), Higher Education Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A., International Education: SIT Graduate Institute
  • B.A., Communications and Urban Youth Ministry, Gordon College


  • Certified in Mediation, Mental Health First Aid, Green Dot Trainer, Anti-Oppression Trainer, Wilderness First Responder

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Sociology, TESOL, and Modern Languages


  • Anti-Oppression
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Education
  • Racial Justice

Courses Taught

  • GLBL 201 – Anthropology for Everyday Life
  • GLBL 345 – Urban Religious Movements
  • GLBL 425 – Integration and Formation